Freak Traction News

Posted 29 Aug 2013

Sam Stinnett Wins the 2013 Florida...

Words by Michael Kilcullen Photos by Benjamin Lucas Skimmers arriving at Main Beach on Friday morning found the usual goodness – favorable swell direction and wind, adequate sand placement, an incoming tide, and increasing hype. Pro heats kicked off in the afternoon earls, catching the tide and conditions as they began their journey away from the contest zone. The majority… Continue »
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Posted 08 Jul 2013

Blair Conklin Wins The Vic – UST...

By Aaron Peluso Just before the 4th of July, the fourth contest of the UST season went down at Aliso in Laguna Beach, CA.  The Vic is the oldest skimboarding event in the world with this year marking the 37th anniversary.  This year the conditions and organization all came together to show why after all this time, it is still… Continue »
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Posted 05 Jun 2013

Jack Tenney Wins Southside – 2013...

By Brandon Sears “Hi I’m in Delaware”, a quote from the movie Wayne’s World, is pretty much the first thing I get when I tell someone that I’m traveling to a skim contest there. Little do they know, little did I know before I traveled there, that Dewey Beach Delaware has one of the biggest skimboarding communities of any stop on… Continue »
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Posted 31 May 2013

Teddy Vlasis Wins 2013 Cabo Clasico...

By Aaron Peluso The 2013 UST Cabo Clasico will go down in my mind as the best one yet.  The event was held over three days from May 24 – May 26 in solid Cabo San Lucas shorebreak.  Wind was a problem throughout the weekend so scheduling was very important to try and get the best conditions.  This year the… Continue »
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Posted 05 May 2013

The UST Sununga World Cup Of...

By Aaron Peluso I attended my first skimboard contest back in the early 1980′s.  Since that time I have attended hundreds of skimboarding events over 25+ years.  West coast events, east coast events, international events…  I have seen a lot of competitions.  In all that time, I have never seen anything quite as awesome as the 2013 Sununga competition.  In… Continue »
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Posted 24 Apr 2013

Sununga Expression Session

The first Day of the Sununga UST World Cup waiting period started off with rainy and waveless, but ended with the best expression session I have seen in 25 years of watching skimboard contests. Competitors dutifully showed up bright and early for the spot check but with rain and the lack of waves, it was obvious we wouldn’t be running… Continue »
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Posted 09 Apr 2012

Green Eggs and Am Pro Heat-Aliso

A couple of weekends ago Steve Taylor and Paulo Prietto held the 2nd of their three event series, Green Eggs and Am.  This particular contest was held in firing conditions at Aliso Beach.  The waves were so good that Steve and Paulo decided to throw in a pro expression session, with the best wave during the session winning a cool… Continue »
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Posted 26 Mar 2012

Brandon Sears Wins In Melaque

Words by Luis Uribe, edited by Steve Taylor It’s been more than 8 years since the first contest that I (Luis Uribe) and Drew Peace organized in Melaque. By that time the international skimboarding scene did not know anything about this tiny town that is located in the middle of the jungle in Mainland Mexico. After the contest I couldn’t… Continue »
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Posted 24 Mar 2012

NCSA Championship 2012

The 2012 NCSA Championship will be hosted by Skim City at the boardwalk at Indialantic, FL on April 14th. Registration is now open, sign up on the NCSA event page. Entry is $35 per competitor and the contest begins at 8am. New NCSA shirts will be available at the beach FREE for all NCSA members. If you aren’t an NCSA… Continue »
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Posted 24 Oct 2011

Brad Domke Tow Session

Filmed in a single three hour session. Video by Dylan Palmer and Matt Kechele. Continue »
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